Arizona Drinking Water: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

General drinking water requirements: Arizona Administrative Code R (AZ Admin. Code R) 18-4-101 to 18-4-804

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Point-of-use (POU) treatment: AZ Admin. Code R 18-4-218

Revised Total Coliform Rule: AZ Admin. Code R 18-4-126

Operator certification: AZ Admin. Code R 18-5-101 to 18-5-116

Applications and certification: AZ Admin. Code R 18-5-105

Certification renewals: AZ Admin. Code R 18-5-107

Reciprocity: AZ Admin. Code R 18-5-110

Regulatory Agencies

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Water Quality Division Safe Drinking Water Program

ADEQ Water Quality Division Engineering Review Section

ADEQ Water Quality Division Operator Certification Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The state generally follows the federal rules established under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) in regulating drinking water supplies, including the adoption of the federal maximum contaminant levels (MCLs). See the national section DRINKING WATER for more information about the SDWA and MCLs. Arizona allows the use of POU treatment devices for compliance with MCLs.

Administration and enforcement. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ) Safe Drinking Water Program is responsible for rule development, water plan reviews, compliance assistance, the collection and analyzing of data, and the inspection of drinking water facilities. ADEQ's Engineering Review Section conducts the technical and engineering review of certain infrastructure facilities under the SDWA. ADEQ's Operator Certification Program administers ...

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